Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Tri-County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan was created to protect the health, safety, and economic interests of residents and businesses in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties and Delta Charter Township in mid-Michigan’s greater Lansing region. The regional Plan will reduce the impacts of natural and technological hazards through hazard mitigation planning, awareness, and implementation.

About the Plan

This Plan is the foundation for hazard mitigation activities and actions within Michigan’s Tri-County Capital area region. Implementation of recommendations will reduce loss of life, destruction of property, and economic losses due to natural and technological hazards. The plan provides a path toward continuous, proactive reduction of vulnerability to hazards that result in repetitive and oftentimes severe social, economic and physical damage.

The ideal end state is full integration of hazard mitigation concepts into day-to-day governmental and business functions and management practices.

How It Works

This Plan employs a broad perspective in examining multi-hazard mitigation activities and opportunities in the Tri-County region. Emphasis is placed on hazards that have resulted in threats to the public health, safety and welfare, as well as the social, economic and physical fabric of the community. The plan addresses such hazards as:

  • Floods
  • Forest fires
  • Hazardous material incidents
  • Secondary technological hazards that result from natural hazard events
  • Structural fires
  • Tornadoes
  • Windstorms
  • Winter storms

Each hazard was analyzed from a historical perspective, evaluated for potential risk, and considered for possible mitigative action. The plan also lays out the legal basis for planning and the tools to be used for its implementation.